Para Vista Lutheran Church

Weekly messages from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Para Vista Inc

Sunday worship, 26 April 2020

April 26th, 2020
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Sunday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 26 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream hosted by Pastor Rolly Stahl, including the message "What Jesus says about... Reconciliation".

What Jesus Says About Reconciliation: Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 25th, 2020

Given that we will share eternity together in heaven, doesn’t it make sense that our Father wants his children to get on with each other here on earth?
In a world where the evil one seeks to divide and conquer, our Father wants his family to demonstrate the difference Jesus makes in our relationships.
Since we are called to be peacemakers, we seek to resolve conflict through reconciliation. So what does this look like?
Pastor Rolly explores the implications: what keeps people divided, and how we can work to restore unity in our lives, and the lives of others.

Matthew 5:21-26; Matthew 18:15-18

Sunday worship, 19 April 2020

April 19th, 2020
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Sunday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 19 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream hosted by Pastor Rolly Stahl.

What Jesus Says About Being Different: Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 18th, 2020

In what way are followers of Jesus different from others? Some might suggest: attending worship, reading the Bible, prayer, doing good to others, avoiding the seven deadly sins, and so on.  But the real difference is what’s inside us: Jesus lives in our hearts by faith. By the gift of the Holy Spirit, we trust Jesus for our forgiveness and our future. By the Holy Spirit, we now know God as Abba Father, and follow Jesus as Lord. Jesus uses two images – salt and light - to describe how his followers are different.
Matthew 5:13-16; Philippians 2:12-16

Easter Sunday worship, 12 April 2020

April 12th, 2020
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Easter Sunday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 12 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream hosted by Pastors Reid Matthias and Rolly Stahl.

Easter Sunday sermon: Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 10th, 2020

Whenever we experience trials, disasters, wars, and pandemics, we wonder why this “new world in the morning takes so long”. Recent events remind us that we’re not yet in heaven, but still share in the brokenness of creation. Whenever disaster or death visits us personally, we wonder what on earth God is doing, and how long we will be stuck in the shadowlands of grief…

Good Friday worship, 10 April 2020

April 10th, 2020
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Good Friday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 10 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream hosted by Pastors Reid Matthias and Rolly Stahl.

Maundy Thursday worship, 9 April 2020

April 9th, 2020
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Maundy Thursday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 9 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream hosted by Pastor Reid Matthias and his family from their living room.

Palm Sunday worship, 5 Apr 2020

April 8th, 2020
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Palm Sunday worship at Good Shepherd Para Vista on 5 April 2020. This is a recording of the worship live-stream. It includes Pastor Reid Matthias's message "If Only You Had Known", which is also available as an audio podcast.

If Only You Had Known - Palm Sunday: Pastor Reid Matthias

April 3rd, 2020

Palm Sunday was supposed to be a joyful celebration day for Jesus and the disciples – for the entire city of Jerusalem. Since the fall of the kingdom of Israel, they had expectantly been awaiting the Messiah, the newly anointed king, who would bless them with at least a millennium of peace. What they missed is that this was no simple king…

Luke 19:37-42

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